Q: Master, my heart is exhausted. Why are people always treated unequally? I really do not expect any rewards for my devotion. All I need is just understanding. But why is it so hard to get it?
A: To expect understanding is to expect rewards as well. The more eagerly you expect, the more painful you will feel. Broaden your mind, do not attach to one thing, then your pain will be relieved.
Q: I agree that 'one should serve the people with heart and soul', but why is it always me who discard the garbage when the trash can in our dorm is full? Why don't they do it?
A: Do it happily, and you will accumulate many merits!
Q: Hello, Master! I would like to know how I can live an easy life with a peaceful mind. My tolerance, repeated concession and sincere care to other people don’t get any reward. Do I require too much? Does it mean I don’t have a broad mind?
A: When you don’t care about others’ reward, you will be able to live a really easy life.
Q: Master, whenever my friends need help, I always do my best to help them, pursuing perfect results without considering my own gain or loss. However, something made me very embarrassed today. I feel like I am the lead bird of a flock so got a shoot, so I got extremely angry. Is it the so-called “hatred”? I feel I did a difficult but thankless thing, furthermore, I feel betrayed. I can’t forgive it, and can’t fall asleep whole nights. Master, please give me a direction. Namaste!
A: Everyone has an instinct of self-protection. "It’s easy to work hard willingly but hard to bear blames without complaint.” If we can put away this concern, to be a selfless, fearless and egoless person, we will lead a different life.
Q: "It’s easy to work hard willingly but hard to bear blames without complaint.” Only saints can do the both, can’t they? How can ordinary people keep mind peaceful if doing the both?
A: Since the thing has happened, your pain can’t change the result. So the most important thing is to adjust our attitude. Taking the experience as a stepping stone and getting over it, we will have a broader mind; if taking it as a stumbling block and stopping in front of it, we will get nothing but regret and pain.